Dr. Louise McCullough, professor and Roy M. And Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair of the Department of Neurology, hosted “Camp McCullough” this summer, in which she and the BRAINS Research Laboratory provide college and high school students a summer research opportunity that aims to instill a lifelong love of translational research. Students spend up to ten weeks working with faculty members in her group on research projects. Participants in the program take part in seminars, lab meetings, clinical shadowing, and social events, creating a cohesive and supportive community. At the end of the program, students give presentations on the research techniques they learned and get valuable feedback from students, postdocs, and faculty. The students often return to the lab as graduate and medical students, and over 90 percent of the participants enroll in MD, PhD, and MD/PhD programs throughout the US.
A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School showed that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke.
The advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease that are helping retired endodontist William Gervasio, D.D.S., and others with this neurodegenerative disorder are the focus of a free public forum at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Researchers at McGovern Medical School have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore how the buildup of protein deposits in the brain can trigger dementia and stroke.
The American Academy of Neurology awarded Dr. Sunil Sheth, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, with the Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Interventional Neurology.
Johns Hopkins University will induct Dr. Louise McCullough, professor and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, into its Society of Scholars in early April.
A 77-year-old man in The Woodlands gets up from his favorite easy chair but, as he makes his way to the kitchen, suddenly falls on the unforgiving tile floor. Weakness on one side and slurred speech prompt loved ones to make an urgent call to 9-1-1.
White blood cells called neutrophils are like soldiers in your body that form in the bone marrow and at the first sign of microbial attack, head for the site of injury just as fast as they can to neutralize invading bacteria or fungi using an armament of chemical weapons.
The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be induced by a misfolded form of a pancreatic protein and possibly be transmitted by a mechanism similar to prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), according to researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
McGovern Medical School’s Louise D. McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., has won the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She will receive up to $4.6 million in funding for research investigating the impact of social isolation on stroke recovery.